NATURAL SWIMMING POOLS
Chemical Free, and a natural addition to any landscape.
Originally developed in Australia over 20 years ago the Europeans have recently made the concept of a chemical free, natural swimming pool their own, with a huge growth in demand in Germany and the UK in recent years.
The obvious health benefits of swimming in chemical free water is one of the major reasons for their increasing popularity. Unlike conventional pools they blend naturally with the surrounding landscape and the natural cleaning process is closer to the natural processes at work in a lake than a conventional pool.
Natural Swimming pools are ideal for the New Zealand climate and environment and now Palmco design and install these pools as part of their extensive range of products and services.
How do they work?
These pools become an integral part of the garden. The plant life associated with the cleaning process that replaces conventional chemicals not only make the swimming experience more natural and pleasurable but actually form a natural working aquatic garden in itself. The seamless blending of plants and swimming area is a major benefit to this style of pool.
Typically these pools combine two distinct zones, swimming and regeneration or cleaning. These areas are either separated by a physical barrier beneath the water level or by separate pools. The swimming area is usually around 2m deep which assists with the prevention of algae growth and the separate regeneration or cleaning zone is from 50mm to 450mm deep to allow each of the biological components that “clean” the pool to work efficiently.
Water and marsh plants suitable for the local climate and environment are selected for each pool.
The principle water cleaning activity occurs naturally in micro-organisms and microbes – not the actual water plants. The plants provide the right habitat for the correct processes to occur.
Water is pumped through a series of particle filters and through the pools regeneration zone where the plants absorb nutrients from the water which in turn inhibits the growth of algae and also oxygenates the system. Micro-organisms and microbes break down any potentially harmful molecules or pollutants that are present in the water.
Natural swimming pools are closed ecosystems that are lined by specialist pool linings. Once the system is in place no chemicals are required to treat the water, the system is self cleaning.
During summer the pools are usually warmer than a conventional swimming pool as the shallow regeneration zone warms quickly and is circulated into the main swimming zone as part of the cleaning process.
By virtue of their design and the components involved in their construction, Natural Swimming pools blend with the natural environment.
How much do they cost?
The cost of a Natural Swimming Pool is usually the same as the cost of installing a similar sized conventional swimming pool. However the lifetime costs are much lower as cost of maintenance does not include costly chemicals as they are not required to keep the pool clean.
The New Zealand climate is perfect for making the most of a chemical free, natural swimming pool for much of the year and they are ideal for those who want less chemicals in their lives and want to have a pool in their landscape to enjoy not only for swimming but as a feature that combines with the landscape surrounding it.
Contact Palmco for a consultation and free quote for your Natural Swimming Pool.
Existing Pool Conversion
Palmco can convert your conventional pool to a Chemical Free, Natural Swimming Pool also, (contact us) for a consultation and free quote.
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